4:30 LRN Newscast May 27

The family of Ronald Greene is demanding the officers who are on tape beating Greene prior to his death in police custody in 2019 be charged criminally. Greene family attorney Lee Merritt says he spoke with the Union Parish prosecutor today who told him they would seek criminal accountability for the officers “in due time”.

Cut 12 (10)   “…murder.” 

Chalmette Representative Ray Garofalo has been formally removed as Chairman of the House Education Committee following a controversy stretching back to last month involving his comments about slavery. LaPolitics.com Publisher Jeremy Alford says this wasn’t an easy decision for House Speaker Clay Schexnayder who was stuck between a rock and a hard place.

Cut 3 (11)  “…shouldn’t be removed.” 

Covington Representative Mark Wright will chair the meeting for the remainder of the session.

Legislation allowing college student-athletes to profit off of their name, image, and likeness received unanimous approval in a House committee and is headed to the House floor. Marrero Senator Patrick Connick says Louisiana needs to keep up with other states that have already passed similar legislation.

Cut 7 (09) “…form of it.”

The bill now heads to the house floor.

Legislation mandating the National Anthem be played before all athletic events at taxpayer-supported venues in the state passes in the House. Albany Representative Sherman Mack present the bill and was questioned by New Orleans Representative Aimee Freeman if the bill is even enforceable.

Cut 9 (06) “…that’s correct.”

The bill passed on a 74-11 vote and now returns to the Senate.